Sunday, 12 December 2010

WALKABOUTSVERSE 123 OF 230

Poem 123 of 230:  FONDLY AND VIVIDLY/AN OLYMPICS-SPARKED MEMOIR SONG - AUT. 2000

(TUNE - IN THE KEY OF A MAJOR:

C#2 A2 B2 C#’2 D’2 D’3 C#’1 C#’1 C#’3
G#2 A2 B2 G#2 A3
F#2 F#2 G#2 G#2 A2 A2 G#2 G#2
G#2 F#2 F#2 G#2 A2 A3
C#2 A1 A1 A1 A2 B2 B2 A2
A1 A1 G#2 G#2 G#1 G#1 A2 A3
C#2 A3 A1 A3 B1 B3 A2
A2 A2 G#2 A2 B3 G#1 A3

C#2 A3 A1 A3 B1 B3 A2
A2 G#2 A2 B1 G#2 A3
C#2 A3 A1 A2 B2 B1 A2
A1 A3 B1 B3 G#1 A3
C#2 A3 A1 A3 B1 B3 A2
A2 G#2 A2 B1 G#2 A3)

From way up high in Sydney Tower,
You can see it all:
East there’s coastline/west there’s ranges -
Blue Mountains standing tall;
There’s national parks and gardens;
Sailboards on Botany Bay;
And, out among the people,
You’ll soon get that term “G’day.”

Yes, I remember Sydney -
Fondly and vividly:
The eucalypts and wattles;
The sun, the sand, the sea.
Yeah, I still picture Sydney -
Fondly and vividly.

And, way up high in Sydney Tower,
You can see it all:
Southern Beaches/Northern Beaches;
A skyline standing tall;
There’s the Opera House and Harbour Bridge -
Ferries sail from bay to bay;
And, around Darling Harbour,
You can shine the night away.

Yes

And, way up high in Sydney Tower,
You can see it all:
Olympic grounds towards the west;
The Rocks, too, is worth a call;
Plus Aboriginal culture -
The foremost of a lot to say.
So, if you visit Sydney,
I’m sure you’ll enjoy your stay.

Yes

(C) David Franks 2003
Hear here - http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=27449

Sydney Tower from plane; 13/11/17

By this 24/11/15 pic, kiteboards had replaced
sailboards on Botany Bay - if not at Olympics

The sights from Sydney Tower; 26/11/2015

Cruise ship heading down the coast; 26/11/15

Ranges behind Sydney Airport; 26/11/2015 

Sydney Tower - bays & buildings; 26/11/15

Opera House & Harbour Bridge; 26/11/2015

Bay to bay ferries, Sydney Harbour; 26/11/15

Darling Harbour; 26/11/2015

The Rocks from Sydney Tower Eye; 26/11/15

Eucalypts and wattles in spring

National Park south of Sydney,
from an airliner; 28/10/2012

The Blue Mountains (looking quite blue!)
and Three Sisters standing tall; 14/11/2019